Body of missing man found in South Columbus

Updated: Aug. 2, 2017 at 10:52 PM EDT
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(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)
(Source: Jose Zozaya/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The body of a missing Columbus man has been found.

According to the Muscogee County Coroner's Office and the family of the man, the body of 54-year-old Elijah Edge was found Wednesday evening around 8:30 p.m. in some bushes on Ticknor Drive in South Columbus.

Edge had been missing since July 18.

According to family members, Edge had been released from jail on July 18. Edge's wife went to pick him up but when she arrived, she couldn't find him.

We talked to one of Edge's sisters, who tells us she's left with more questions than answers about what happened to her brother.

"He's a good person, kindhearted person. I don't know who would want to do that to him because he worked for the city for 20 years and everybody loved him. I don't understand why this happened," Loretta Culp.

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